Being Resourceful - Primary All Resources

Ladybird Count

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Some children were playing a game. Make a graph or picture to show how many ladybirds each child had.

Five Steps to 50

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

Turning Man

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

The Animals' Sports Day

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

One day five small animals in my garden were going to have a sports day. They decided to have a swimming race, a running race, a high jump and a long jump.

Ring a Ring of Numbers

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

Heads and Feet

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?

Wallpaper

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

These pieces of wallpaper need to be ordered from smallest to largest. Can you find a way to do it?

More Numbers in the Ring

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?

The Tall Tower

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?

Rolling That Cube

KS 1 & 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

My cube has inky marks on each face. Can you find the route it has taken? What does each face look like?

Shaping It

KS 1 & 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

These pictures were made by starting with a square, finding the half-way point on each side and joining those points up. You could investigate your own starting shape.

Cubes

KS 1 & 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Investigate the number of faces you can see when you arrange three cubes in different ways.

Dotty Six

KS 1 & 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.

Seeing Squares

KS 1 & 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

Biscuit Decorations

KS 1 & 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?

Shape Times Shape

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?

Play to 37

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

Number Differences

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

Cows and Sheep

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.

Through the Window

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

My local DIY shop calculates the price of its windows according to the area of glass and the length of frame used. Can you work out how they arrived at these prices?

Shape Draw

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Use the information on these cards to draw the shape that is being described.

Four Go

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?

Same or Different?

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Anna and Becky put one purple cube and two yellow cubes into a bag to play a game. Is the game fair? Explain your answer.

Shapes on the Playground

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Sally and Ben were drawing shapes in chalk on the school playground. Can you work out what shapes each of them drew using the clues?

Sponge Sections

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

You have been given three shapes made out of sponge: a sphere, a cylinder and a cone. Your challenge is to find out how to cut them to make different shapes for printing.

Magic Vs

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

Mystery Matrixlive

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

It's a Tie

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?

Square Corners

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

Dice in a Corner

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How could you arrange at least two dice in a stack so that the total of the visible spots is 18?

Nice or Nasty

KS 2 & 3 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

First Connect Three

KS 2 & 3 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

Make 37

KS 2 & 3 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Four bags contain a large number of 1s, 3s, 5s and 7s. Pick any ten numbers from the bags above so that their total is 37.

Factor Lines

KS 2 & 3 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

The Remainders Game

KS 2 & 3 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

Baravelle

KS 2, 3 & 4 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

What can you see? What do you notice? What questions can you ask?

Cops and Robbers

KS 2, 3 & 4 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?

Frogs

KS 3 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?

Dicey Operations

KS 3 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Two and Two

KS 3 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.